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A little something to read over the weekend

A little something to read over the weekend

Stateside with Rosalea

By Rosalea Barker

There was a huge thunderclap overhead last night. It woke me up, truly startled, then truly grateful that it was the work of Mother Nature and not something exploding.

Speaking of exploding, yesterday at Cannon House, Washington DC, the Lexington Institute hosted a policy luncheon where it presented its paper, 'Directed Energy Weapons: Technologies, Applications and Implications.' The weapons described in their paper are the ones that are being tested in Iraq. The paper is on-line as a pdf file (large) at

>From its website, here is something about the Institute: "It is the goal of the Lexington Institute to inform, educate, and shape the public debate of national priorities in those areas that are of surpassing importance to the future success of democracy, such as national security, education reform, tax reform, immigration and federal policy concerning science and technology. By promoting America's ability to project power around the globe we not only defend the homeland of democracy, but also sustain the international stability in which other free-market democracies can thrive."

If this 65-page document is too much for you to take (let alone that paragraph above!), how about the bizarre letter that Tony Blair is having delivered, complete with his photograph on it, to folks in Iraq. Its text is at

Is this world crazy, or what?

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